Balloon Sinuplasty

Balloon Sinuplasty is a special type of endoscopic sinus surgery (ESS) in which a small balloon is inserted into the individual sinus openings, dilated to make them larger then removed. Balloon sinuplasty can be performed in the operating room or under local anesthesia at one of our Houston sinus clinics as a treatment option for sinusitis.

Balloon Sinuplasty Procedure

Step 1

Using the balloon system, a sinus guide catheter and a flexible sinus guidewire are inserted through the nostrils to access the target sinus. A sinus balloon catheter is then advanced over the sinus guidewire.

Step 2

The sinus balloon catheter is positioned across the blocked sinus opening and gently inflated.

Step 3

The balloon sinuplasty system is removed, leaving an open sinus passageway and restoring normal sinus drainage and function.

In many cases, no tissue or bone is removed during surgery using this technology, so there is reduced bleed­ing. As a result, the need for uncomfortable nasal packing is eliminated.

This does not limit your treatment options. Balloon sinuplasty technology is an endoscopic tool that may be used with other medical therapies or surgical techniques. It does not limit future treatment options if you have a progressive disease.

To learn more about this procedure and to discover if a Balloon Sinuplasty is right for you, schedule an appointment with Dr. Matorin today!

Who Qualifies for Balloon Sinuplasty?

Generally, candidates for balloon sinuplasty may include patients suffering from:

 

  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Recurrent Acute Sinusitis
  • Sinus Blockage or Structural Issues
  • Facial Pain or Pressure
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Headaches
  • Reduced Sense of Smell 
  • Post-Nasal Drip
  • Chronic Cough
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Balloon Sinuplasty Benefits

Balloon sinuplasty can provide several medical benefits for individuals suffering from chronic sinusitis and other sinus-related issues, including:

Improved Sinus Drainage

Reduced Sinus Infections

Alleviation of Sinusitis Symptoms

Long-Term Sinusitis Relief

Meet Dr. Matorin

Dr. Matorin ENT Specialist

Dr. Matorin is a double-board-certified, highly-trained, and experienced ENT doctor and balloon sinuplasty specialist with expertise in allergy, sinus, and sleep disorder medicine. He is proud to serve patients in the Houston area. Learn more about his background, values, education, and what to expect when you visit our clinic.

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